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2010/011: Indiana Snow, Part 2

This was the view from our hotel room the next morning. Beautiful!
We were on the third floor, so in the foreground is the roof of the lobby/pool/gym.

Tomorrow’s post will be private (finally getting to the good stuff, right?). All my regular commenters should know the password, but if you don’t have it for some reason, or if you haven’t been here in a while and I forgot to send it to you, please contact me. (Regular LURKERS need not apply!)

2010/010: Indiana Snow, Part 1

Day after Christmas 2009. We finally made it to our first destination (the Burger King in the town where Cameron & Nikki live) at 7pm, just in time for dinner! We sat and talked for a while and then headed about 30 more minutes further north, to our hotel. Took our luggage to our room and then went outside to play in the snow. It was cold outside, and the snow was powdery, but it was FUN! Sara had to make a snow angel, too.

2010/009: Vacation Day 2

Saw some pretty neat “ice falls” through Missouri and I was lucky to capture one, now that we were travelling at much faster speeds than the day before!

Then through Illinois and Indiana it started to snow 🙂

2010/008: Winter Wonderland

The roads may have been a mess, but at least we had something pretty to look at while we crawled along at 45mph (or slower!)


We’re thinking of a little trip to Colorado in March and I was wondering if anyone reading my blog lives there, or has ever been there and can suggest some things to see and do.
We definitely want to go to Colorado Springs and see Garden of the Gods, and Pike’s Peak (snow!!!), but what else??

2010/007: Road Conditions

Ahh, the long-awaited vacation posts… and I have to warn you, I have  L O T S  of them!!! We were only gone for nine days, but once I get done posting all the pictures, it’s going to seem like we were gone for a month! LOL

Driving on Christmas Day turned out to be no fun at all. It started snowing here on Christmas Eve (Dallas had the first white Christmas in 83 years!!) and we got up bright and early on Christmas Day and were on the road just after 6am. It wasn’t bad at first, the local roads were fairly clear, but the highway was a different story. We had a sheet of ice and snow to deal with all the way through Texas and Oklahoma. The only good thing was that traffic was pretty light. Then as soon as we crossed into Missouri, the roads were perfectly clear!! A little wet, but not icy.
We didn’t make it as far as we’d hoped, and ended up spending the night in Joplin, Missouri.
Because of the terrible roads, it took us 11.5 hours to drive what took us 6.5 hours last summer!

All through Texas and Oklahoma we must have seen about 40-50 cars and trucks in the ditch or median.

2010/006: Bulb

A lightbulb from a string of Christmas lights, to be exact.
Taken with the 60mm macro plus extension tubes.

2010/005: Amaryllis Leaves

My very last amaryllis picture (until they – hopefully – bloom again)


2010/003: Good Morning

Vacations are great, but it’s nice to get back home and wake up in your own bed again.
(At least if everything went according to plan, we got back home sometime yesterday… unless of course we got stuck in a huge snow storm somewhere. In that case we will be home whenever we get there – hopefully before I’m running out of scheduled posts!)


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
With any luck I’ll be able to post some real snow pictures soon!

2010/001: Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2010!